June 24, 2016
As my first year at St. Joseph School comes to a close, I wish to thank you for your collaborative spirit and support displayed towards me. The atmosphere of our faith's tenets were always present making the transition an easy one.
The greatest gift given to me was your children. Their eager minds and joyous personalities made each day perfect. Together, we celebrated many successes. I witnessed children growing academically each day in their classes studying and gaining valuable skills. We joined together to watch their skills in action at numerous events such as our Sacraments, Masses, Prayer Services, Christmas Concerts, Science Fair, Social Studies Fair, Advent and Lenten Projects, Drama play, sporting events, Mock Trial, St. Patrick's Day Carnival, Math Bees, Field Day and many more.
I congratulate my Student Council for spearheading spirit and conscious building fundraising experiences for the students such as Breast Cancer Awareness, Operation Christmas Child, Pennies for Patients-The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and MADD. Giving service to others is intrinsic to the messages of the Gospels.
I am grateful for the expertise and excellence in teaching displayed by my teachers this year benefiting the students' advancement in their knowledge base. I wish to thank my School Board, PTA and all the parents for supporting their fine efforts.
We say goodbye to the following teachers as they move on to new experiences in their lives. Mrs. Bozek, Miss Fronda, Mrs. Hock, Miss Pauline and Ms. Proscia. Mrs. Peahr is taking a one year maternity leave.
We welcome Mrs. Ronnie Penny to our 3 day Nursery program, Miss Kristina Mazzone to grade 4 and Mrs. Courtney Cody to teaching grades K-8 Educational Technology.
We welcome new to SJS Mrs. Colleen Muzia to grade 4, Miss LisaMarie Dittmar to grade 6-7-8 Science and Mrs. Catherine Anderson to Physical Education.
At the present time, I am interviewing for grade 5.
September will bring many wonderful, new programs for our students. My Reading teachers in grades 3-4-5 will be partaking in the Global Read-a-Long with teachers around the globe reading and skyping together! A new outline for our Reading requirements will be shared with you at our opening parent meeting on Thursday, September 15th 7PM in the school auditorium.
I wish to especially thank Monsignor Swiader for his support and guidance this year. It was truly invaluable.
I look forward to a new year filled with positive learning activities for our children.
Wishing you a most relaxing peaceful summer!
The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools has granted accreditation to St. Joseph School!
Congratulations to the teachers, staff and administration of St. Joseph School for your fine efforts and hard work in attaining this status.
Mrs. Christina Teisch